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Biotech, Digital Ad IPOs on Calendar for First Week of March

Last week was a downer for initial public offerings. Only one -- a “best efforts” deal -- was on the calendar, and that one failed to launch. Perhaps the action ...
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As Rig Count Falls, Hedge Funds Pile Into Long Crude Futures

In the week ended February 27, the total number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States came in at 986, compared with 1,019 in the prior week and ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Friday

February 27, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 54 equities making new 52-week lows today. Weight Watchers International Inc. (NYSE: WTW) dropped nearly 38% on Friday to establish a ...
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The 4 Stocks That Tanked the Market on Friday

February 27, 2015: Markets opened lower on Friday following a lowered estimate of fourth quarter 2014 GDP growth. Equities never really recovered. Shortly before the closing bell the DJIA traded ...
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Corn Field

Farm Price Slide Continued in January

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on January farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 2% month-over-month to 99, with the crop production index ...
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How Low Crude Prices Affect Nations, States and Companies

It probably goes without saying, but an oil and gas production company’s value rises and falls primarily on the value of the resources it is sitting on. When oil is ...
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Sustainable Energy Taking a Larger Role in US Economy

The role that sustainable energy will play in the United States will get much larger, and developments in the sector during 2014 are setting the table for that new role. ...
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House for Sale

Pending Home Sales at 18-Month High

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Thursday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for January. The pending home sales index rose 1.7% from an upwardly revised ...
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How Gas Prices Affect Car Buyers

As gasoline prices were dropping from near $100 a barrel in July to under $50 a barrel in January, U.S. car sales began skewing toward less fuel-efficient categories. Sales of ...
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J.C. Penney Investors Face More Earnings Disappointment

As corporate earnings season comes to a close, J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) reported fourth-quarter financial results Thursday after the markets closed. The troubled department store giant broke even ...
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Airbus Hikes Dividend by 60%, Targets Another Boost in 2015

Paris-traded Airbus Group reported results for 2014 Friday morning, and the European aircraft maker made the most noise by raising its annual dividend from €0.75 to €1.20 (about $0.84 to ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

February 26, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 41 equities making new 52-week lows today. Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) dropped about 9.1% on Thursday to establish a new 52-week ...
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The 4 Stocks That Curbed the DJIA Thursday

February 26, 2015: Markets opened lower on Thursday following a reports of a rise in jobless claims, an increase in durable goods orders, and the CPI fell. Energy stocks were ...
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Wildfire

California, Colorado, Texas Homeowners at Most Risk From Wildfires

In 2014 wildfires in the United States burned about 3.6 million acres, the second-lowest total acreage burned in the past 10 years. The year was second only to 2013 in ...
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Just How Badly iOS Gobbles Up Android Profit Share

Every report we see on smartphone operating systems -- platforms -- puts Android from Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) at the top of list with a market share of around 60% ...
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